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Although this would seem like just another comedy of ANC Covid-19 errors, we believe Motshekga should always err on the side of caution when it comes to schools.


01 Jun 2020
PREMIUM!
A test we cannot afford to fail

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: GCIS

Unlike some other aspects of the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions, the reopening of schools appears to have been tackled with undue haste. The country waited for days for details of the regulations relating to Level 3, yet Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga appeared to jump in boots and all, declaring first that teachers and then pupils would return to school at various times from the middle of May. These target dates were repeatedly put back as it started to emerge that schools around the country were far from ready. Unusually, teacher unions from across the spectrum were unanimous in...

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